Tuesday, September 4, 2018

We Will Be Moving

Last Tuesday my husband accepted a teaching position teaching high school history/social studies. The school is 2 hours and 40 minutes from where we are living currently. My husband is not making that drive every day. Instead he is staying with a retired teacher week to week until we find a new place to live there. During the school week I am basically a single mom doing everything for 5 kids. If you read my last post about how I recharge, you can bet when my husband comes home on he weekends I will be recharging the whole time.


I have been asked by some close family and friends how I am holding up with this temporary situation. For the most part, I am holding up pretty well. We miss my husband and the kids miss daddy during the week, but him getting a teaching job is something he has waited for for a long time. Back story, he went to college and majored in high school history education. He loves history and has always had a passion for teaching it. My husband graduated college in May of 2016.


He started college in August 2007 and took time off which is why he finished 9 years after starting college. Since graduating he searched and searched for a teaching job while working a sales job in the town we live in. With my husband gone during the week, it only makes the weekends special for us as a family. We are actively looking for a place to live in the area that my husband's school is located.

I have also been asked how I am handling the fact that we will be moving away from an area that we have lived in since 2009. It is bittersweet to say the least. All of our friends are in this area and we will miss them dearly because they are the people we went to college with. Our college friends became our lifetime friends. Even though we are moving, I know we will always stay in touch. My husband has his mom, brother, and sister in law in this area. We will miss being so close to them. On the flip side, we will be moving closer to my side of the family. My grandmother's health hasn't been the best so being closer to her will be really good for me. I'm excited to be near my side of the family again, but sad to leave my husband's side of the family behind. If only we can take our friends and family with us! However, I know we will be able to visit them on ocassion and they can always come visit us, too. 

This will be our longest move (distance wise) ever. I have already received wonderful moving advice such as:
1. Purge anything we don't need.
2. Organize boxes with colored duct tape or colored permanent markers.
3. Start packing now to make the loading of our moving truck easier.
4. Of course, purge anything we don't need.
Apparently, purging is a must when moving. I have already started some purging and some packing. The most stressful part is we need to find a place to live in the area where my husband's school is located. Here I am starting the moving process and we don't even have a new place. If you are the praying type, please pray we find a place quickly. Or, send positive vibes.


Through this temporary situation of being apart I am relying on God and my faith to see us through. I know God will provide a place for us to move to just like he provided my husband his dream job. I know God will get us through our week to week situation of being apart from each other. Like with my whole theme of my blog, I will keep the faith, hope, and love in this time where we will going through many changes as a family. I will give all of these worries to God and let Him take control.
If you are going through something similar, I pray you find encouragement in knowing you aren't alone and that God will provide and give you everything you need. I hope these Bible verses help ou as much as they are helping me. Keep the faith, hope, and love just like I am.










38 comments:

  1. I really hope the change works out for you! In my opinion you sound very capable.

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  2. good luck in ur new environment.. hope it's a blast in the new place..

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  3. Congrats on the new job! Good luck with the move. I know it's not always fun, but changes can be pretty awesome when you get used to everything.

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  4. Wishing you good luck with the move and off course with your new job.

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  5. Good luck with the new job and finding a new place. Both these events can be difficult, but with a little faith, everything is possible. :)

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  6. Having moved many a times from place to place I can empathize with you...it really requires lots of preparation and orgainisation abiliitirs..making inventory..marking boxes and keys..
    Hope you will adjust well to the new place..any change is for good..

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  7. Being a teacher is so tough! Given what teachers instill in students, it should be one of the highest paid professions. GOod luck!

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    1. I agree completely. Teachers need to be paid more for what they do.

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  8. Moving can be a scary thing, but I know you will get through. Congrats to your husband on his new position!

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  9. I get not wanting to make the crazy drive. Although I think I might make it once during the week just to come home to my wife and kids. That would be a long time to be away. That's great you have worked through things and have a plan though. Hope it transitions well.

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  10. Oh wow congratulations to your husband I hope things go well for him in his new job and of course to you both with your move. I hope you find your dream home.

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  11. congrats on the promotion, I like house shopping but moving is something I don't care much for good luck in your progress

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  12. You are almost in the exact same position I was in 5 years ago. My husband got a better paying job 2 and a half hours from us and moved in with his parents for 5 days a week. I was still working and pregnant with my 3rd baby. We had to look for a house with me in a different town and when my husband would find a house worth looking at, I'd drive over there with our two kids and we'd check it out together. Eventhough it seemed like forever, everything happened so fast. Stay strong mama! You'll most the family you moved away from, but you'll learn to cherish them even more.

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement! I appreciate everyone's well wishes on this post!

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  13. While I know it is hard, I know this is till an exciting opportunity! Congrats to your husband on his awesome job offer!

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  14. What an exciting time this must be for you all. New job and searching for a new home. Congrats on the job by the way! This can be a stressful time but try to enjoy each moment you do have together and things will work out perfectly!

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  15. Congrats to your husband on this great opportunity! It's definitely hard having him be so far away for a little bit, but it sounds like a great opportunity in the long run.

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  16. It must be so tough not having your husband around but it's great news that he got a teaching job. Good luck finding a new place x

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  17. Good luck for very new phase of your life :)

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  18. I bet it must be so tough not having your husband around so much. I do hope you find a new home soon so you can all be back together.

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  19. Oh my goodness I relate to this SOOOO much! My husband is a math teacher and we have spent the last 7 years in a tiny town where he taught. Finally a job at the community college we both attended came available. Unfortunately we couldn't get our house sold in time so he has been driving. It is only an hour away but the gas money is killing us! So he has started to stay with my mother who lives there. It is so hard to be a single mom and I feel your pain! I only have 3 boys so I can imagine with 5 your life is crazy! Kuddos to you though! Making it through is hard! I was just thinking about how hard it is and how long the weeks seem to be! I'm following your blog!!! I really needed to hear that others are going through the same dilemma we are! Thank you for sharing :)

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  20. Congratulations to your husband in getting his dream job. Your situation right now is challenging, but I know everything will eventually work out fine. Just as you said, keep the faith. With God, nothing is impossible.

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  21. It's always tough moving from the place you have lived for 9 years. But change is life, so wish you all the best with your new environment and congrats to your husband got getting this amazing job.

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  22. First of all, congratulations to your husband! Moving can be tedious but worth it for the right reasons.

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  23. First I want to congratulate you on the new job that your husband got. That's a big deal. I know it's not easy to stay home with five children (I have three), but that's the time to enjoy. They will grow fast. And as far as relocation is concerned, I'm sure that God has a good plan for you and that it will be even better than you are now.

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  24. Congrats on his new job! That is super exciting! And happy to hear there's a fellow teacher finding their passion and success. Good luck with the big move!

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  25. I can imagine taking care of 5 kids is no joke. I know you will need to recharge all weekend. Good luck with it all.

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  26. Oh wow a big change, good luck to your husband with his new job and all the best getting somewhere ideal for you all.

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  27. I really hope you'll find a place soon. It's okay to start packing and purging, I see it as faith :)

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  28. Aw! I hope everything goes well, and purging will definitely feel good. A move is good for clearing things out. :)

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  29. well, it's a new transition for you and your family, that's exciting and at times stressful... I wish you luck in the new chapter in your life... Purge away!

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  30. I have been like teaching as a profession since the day one I became a mature guy. Though, it should be more appreciated by the our societies and governments. Best of luck to your spouse.

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  31. Best of luck with your move. Congrats to your husband's new job. I'm sure your family will do great!

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  32. I admire you making this sacrifice for your hubby's sake! Sometimes we really have to make these temporary arrangements for something better in the future. Best wishes to you and your family as you make this move and transition!

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  33. Temporary discomfort can lead to long term comforts sometimes..congratulations on the new job! and goodluck with the moving to a new place

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  34. Wishing you all the best for this change. I can understand the stress when it comes to moving as I recently moved to another city. But it brings with it so many adventures. All the best !!

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  35. Congrats for the new job! Sometimes we really have to make these temporary arrangements for something better in the future.

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